Arnolds Park Amusement Park to open for the season May 18

Mon 5-13-2019 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Arnolds Park Amusement Park will open for the season this coming weekend, KUOO's Becky Thoreson has details:

 Arnolds Park Amusement Park to open May 18 

 Arnolds Park Amusement Park will open this weekend for the season.

Marketing Director Paul Plumb says cruises aboard the Queen II will also begin.  "So, yeah, we'll be open this weekend.  The Park will be open 10-7 both days, Saturday and Sunday, and then the Queen will be running at 1 and 3 on both of those days also so, the first public cruises for the Queen II this weekend."

He adds that a couple of new rides will be offered this year.  "We have a couple new rides.  The Wild Mouse will not quite be ready yet.  We're looking to hopefully open that in June, we're excited that new ride.  It'll be probably shortly after Memorial Day sometime that we'll have that ride open.  We have a brand new train, just got delivered today, went around the track a few times and it just looks really, really sharp.  There's a brand new motor in that, brand new paint job, reworked basically everything in that train from the motor to the cars to the wheels, everything about it.  We went retro with it and it looks a lot like the train that was around here in the 70s, actually."

Season Passes will be available for purchase this weekend. The Park will close next week, and then be open daily for the season on Memorial Weekend.

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